The Assiniboine Community College Cougars picked the worst time to lose their scoring touch at the Western Shield Senior B women’s hockey championship in Red Deer, Alta.
The Cougars failed to find a way to beat Kamloops (B.C.) Vibe goalie Ashley Fisher on Sunday as they lost the championship game 1-0.
Brianna Workman stopped 17 of the 18 shots she faced in ACC’s final game of the season. The game’s lone marker came in the first period on a power-play from Kamloops’ Melinda Smith, while Fisher made 24 saves for the shutout.
The Cougars, who were the Manitoba representatives at the tournament, didn’t lose a game during the round robin, finishing in a tie for first with a 2-0-2 record.
Brittany Phillips and Kristin Nickel both scored in the third period on Saturday night as the Cougars salvaged a 2-2 tie with the Vibe in their final round robin game.
Earlier in the day, Phillips scored four times and Shayna Fluker added the other as ACC knocked off the South Fraser (B.C.) TNT 5-3.
The TNT defeated the Grande Prairie (Alta.) Panthers 3-1 in the bronze-medal game.
Phillips finished as the event’s leading scorer with 11 goals and 12 points.
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